Helping You Navigate A Trying Time

Experienced Guidance In Residential Real Estate Matters

Buying or selling a home is probably the most significant financial transaction that anyone undertakes in their lifetime. While this can be an exciting time, without the proper legal guidance, the process can be frustrating, overwhelming and more expensive than necessary. Even if there are no obvious disagreements between the buyer and seller, it is advisable for each party to enter into real estate transactions with their own attorney who can help steer them away from common pitfalls and make the transaction an enjoyable experience.

We represent buyers, sellers and financial institutions from drafting a purchase and sale contract through obtaining the final title insurance policy.

We offer our clients broad-based real estate legal advice and representation in the following transactions:

  • Real estate sales transactions
  • Closings
  • Construction contracts
  • Leases
  • Mortgage-based financing transactions

In addition to real estate transactions, we assist with the following residential real estate issues:

  • Land use
  • Easements
  • Zoning
  • Permit appeals
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Foreclosures
  • Real estate tax protests
  • Breach of contract
  • Buyer-seller disputes
  • Landlord-tenant disputes

Call 815-923-1129 For An Appointment

Get the legal advocacy you need to safeguard your real estate transaction. You may also email Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC, through our website.